RT LTA System Crow1 surveillance aerostat for European customer

RT LTA Systems Ltd, developer andmanufacturer of aerostat systems, has recently completed the delivery of its first Crow1 aerostat system to a European customer. Crow1 is the civil model of the well-known SkyStar 180 aerostat. The Crow1 aerostat will be used by the customer for security missions.

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Crow1 aerostat system (Picture source RT LTA)

Crow1, the civil model of the SkyStar 180, is a small sized, mobile aerostat designed to be used by civil clients forsecurity, critical infrastructure protection, public safety, VIP protection and crowd control. The Crow1 aerostat system is ideal for persistent surveillance and communication over long periods of time at a very minimal cost.

The Skystar 180 tactical aerostat system is a small size highly mobile aerostat suitable for tactical mid-range surveillance defense and security applications as well as public safety, police and military applications. By providing an elevated platform, well above the field of operation, the system offers an indispensable, dominating view of the scene below.

The system is based on a towable trailer and consists of a stabilized day/night electro-optical payload suspended from a helium filled aerostat that is tethered to a ground system, and a Portable Ground Control Station (PGCS).

Rami Shmueli, RT's CEO: "We are honored to provide the first CROW1,our advanced civil model of the SkyStar 180 aerostat, to a customer in Europe, as we see great potential in the European market. Using an aerostat is a very cost-effective solution for security, as it resembles building a tower of 1,500 ft. in only 20 minutes, and at a minimal cost of 10$ per day. This tower is able to stay stable for days, focusing on a specific target and providing persistent security. No other securitysystems, manned or unmanned, are as cost-effective as aerostats. "

RT LTA Systems Ltd. is a world-class designer, developer, and manufacturer of the SkyStar ™ family of aerostats for use in intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and communications applications. SkyStar is a self-contained, versatile, easily transportable, cost-effective tactical system comprised of a ground control station, a ground system module, a tether, a lighter-than-air platform, a stabilized payload platform, and a sensor suite.

RT LTA was chosen as one of the 5 most influential companies in the field of aerostats, according to the Market and Markets survey. The SkyStar systems already accomplished more than 1 million operational hours worldwide, and are currently operational in various military and civilian missions in many different countries.

RT LTA Systems was established by former military intelligence and current CEO Rami Shmueli, who served as the head of the aerostats department in the IDF. The company headquarters and production lines are based in Yavne, Israel, and its American subsidiary company, RT Aerostat Systems, is located in Texas.